Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships & Bursaries

About a Scholarship at Akeley Wood

Scholarships are awarded for excellence in one or more fields of the life of the School, or for potential to achieve outstanding results. Awards may be made for Academic, Sport, Music, Art & Design or Performing Arts.

The Scholarship Programme is intended for students entering Senior School at ages 11+, 13+ and 16+ in September. The awarding and continued holding of a scholarship or an exhibition requires good conduct and achievement in the School.


All applicants applying for a Scholarship/Exhibition must be registered with Akeley Wood School, or attending, prior to the submission of an application.

Types of Scholarships

We offer a number of scholarships for students entering our school in September.

Scholarships may be awarded for high achieving students who show excellence or outstanding potential in one or more of the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Creative and Performing Arts

Applications from students in both the maintained and independent school sectors are welcomed.

Applications can be made  in the year prior to the scholarship being awarded.


Applicants for a Bursary must complete a detailed ‘Means Tested Application Form’, which is submitted to the School for review together with supporting evidentiary documentation.

Bursaries are granted for a maximum period of one academic year though they can be extended if, following a new application being submitted and reviewed, it is clear that there has been no obvious improvement in the financial situation of the parents at the end of the initial Bursary period. However, it is expected that, in due course, the parents will resume paying full fees.

Bursaries may be awarded to the parents of pupils attending the School who, due to unexpected changes in their financial circumstances, find themselves struggling to meet the immediate payment of full school fees. In only exceptional circumstances will a Bursary be awarded in respect of a pupil new to the School, and parents of children in the Nursery School are not eligible for the grant of a Bursary.

2022 Scholarship Application FormClick here to download.
2022 Scholarship OpportunitiesClick here to download

Junior School Contact Numbers

General number
01908 571231
Admission number
01908 555803

Senior School Contact Numbers

General number
01280 860182
Admission number
01280 828122

Senior & Sixth Form Contact Numbers

General number
01280 814110
Admission number
01280 828122